Man charged for child molest

A man who has been living in Norman for the past year and a half was arrested Thursday night on two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of child molesting, police report.

J.J. Curtis Anderson, 23, of Scottsburg was booked into the Jackson County Jail at 7:56 p.m. Thursday on those felony charges in connection with an investigation that began July 11.

During that investigation, Indiana State Police Detective Roger Drew reported he interviewed four girls who said Anderson had sexual contact with them, ranging from inappropriate touching to intercourse. The girls told police the incidents occurred from April 2015 to early July of this year.

Anderson was staying with relatives in the Norman area at the time of the alleged incidents. He was asked to leave in July because of suspicions he had illegal drugs in his possession, according to the probable cause affidavit.

After he was asked to leave, one of the girls came forward, describing an incident that got police involved. Through their investigation, three other girls also came forward with allegations about Anderson’s conduct with them but were afraid to discuss it, according to court records.

Anderson is facing one Level 1 count of child molesting involving sexual intercourse with an individual under the age of 14, one Level 4 count of child molesting and two Level 5 charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

If convicted on the Level 1 felony, Anderson faces 20 to 40 years in prison.

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